Learn the Japanese art of Indigo Shibori, using natural dyes to create crisp and organic patterns on cloth.
You will learn the basic traditional shibori techniques of Arashi and Bomaki (pole wrapping), Itajime (Clamping), stitching, binding and wrapping. After preparing your fabrics, learn how to dye with Indigo, as well a variety of natural dyes, including tea, onion skins, madder, pomegranate, gardenia and iron to produce an array of colours. Learn how to use an Indigo vat create beautiful blue and white shibori designs or experiment with over-dyeing your naturally dyed pieces. Cathy will also show you how to use an Indigo wash vat to give you soft, pale blues. More experienced students will learn advanced techniques and combinations, to create more complex Shibori patterns. You’ll finish the course with a number of scarves, fabric pieces and items of clothing.